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March 5, 2018

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO KNOCK DOWN THE SUGAR THIS MONTH

Are you ready to shake things up? March 16 marks the start of Montefiore's Associate Wellness challenge: reduce your sugar consumption for two weeks. It's the centerpiece of our celebration of National Nutrition Month, and we've got loads of support available to help you meet your goal.

“IF YOU CAN MAKE ONE SMALL CHANGE AT A TIME, IT’S MUCH EASIER TO IMPROVE YOUR DIET.”
—Jessica Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Associate Wellness Dietitian

5 TIPS TO LAUNCH YOUR SUGAR CHALLENGE

  1. Replace sweetened drinks, soda and juice with water. Try flavored sparkling water or water with lemon/orange slices for flavor.
  2. Substitute flavored yogurts with plain yogurt. Add fresh fruit to jazz it up.
  3. Avoid sweetened cereal and instead choose cereals with less than 5 grams of sugar per serving, such as regular Cheerios.
  4. For a healthy snack, skip sugar-laden granola bars, and make your own trail mix with mixed nuts and a few dark chocolate chips.
  5. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try frozen grapes or a small piece of >70% dark chocolate.

Get motivated at our exclusive screening of Fed Up, the eye-opening documentary on sugar consumption’s link to the obesity epidemic, and attend a discussion on current diet trends, led by Montefiore registered dietitians. Associates can always take advantage of free one-on-one nutritional counseling by emailing wellnessRD@montefiore.org for an appointment.

Sign up for the month's events and challenge and learn easy nutrition tips by visiting Montefiore's wellness portal, www.toyourhealth.montefiore.org. You can do this!

NUTRITION MONTH EVENTS
Visit www.toyourhealth.montefiore.org to register.

FED UP SCREENING
Thursday, March 15 | 12:15 PM
Moses Campus, Grand Hall

ASSOCIATE WELLNESS SUGAR CHALLENGE
Friday, March 16 – Friday, March 30

DIETS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IN 2018—WHAT'S TRENDING?
Thursday, March 29 | 12:30 PM
TLC 1, Moses Campus

Associates not located at the Moses Campus can watch via ZOOM:
https://goo.gl/xjcsW4

SOUND A NOTE OF APPRECIATION FOR MONTEFIORE PHYSICIANS

Physician Appreciation Day

Whether treating patients, conducting groundbreaking research or managing the operations of our leading-edge health system, Montefiore physicians are dedicated to providing exceptional care for our communities. You can show them you've noticed as we honor the nationally celebrated Physician Appreciation Day on March 30. Provide a note of thanks, with a photo if you have one, to be displayed throughout the health system on March 28 at the Einstein Campus, and March 30 at all other locations. To participate, visit www.montefiore.org/physician-appreciation. Deadline for submissions is March 7.

FOCUS ON COLON HEALTH

Montefiore's Division of Gastroenterology will observe Colon Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a series of events to draw attention to this disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, for both men and women. The events will include current information on risk factors, prevention and treatments. Though colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, the good news is that it is preventable with awareness and proper screening.

FOCUS ON COLON HEALTH

Members of Montefiore’s Gastroenterology Team at last year’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month kickoff.

Learn more at www.montefiore.org/coloncancerawareness.


NEWS

NEW YORK RANGERS KAN JAM FOR CHAM

NEW YORK RANGERS KAN JAM FOR CHAM

New York Rangers Kevin Shattenkirk (second from left) and Chris Kreider (far left) met with young patients on CHAM 3 and 9 when they recently toured the hospital.

Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) thanks New York Rangers player Kevin Shattenkirk for hosting the Jam Kancer In The Kan fundraiser at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Westchester County. Kan Jam is a Frisbee game in which teammates try to deflect a disc into two cans. Mr. Shattenkirk, a New Rochelle native, and his teammate Chris Kreider also toured CHAM this month, where they handed out hats and autographs and brought smiles to patients' faces. Read more here: www.jamkancerinthekan.com/kevin-shattenkirkkancer-jam/ or donate here: http://www.crowdrise.com/shattyskancerjam..


MONTEFIORE SALUTES OUR SOCIAL WORKERS

Social workers play a vital role in improving the care and well-being of Montefiore's patients. We are proud to celebrate their hard work and dedication during Social Work Month. These highly trained professionals provide assessments of patient and family needs in areas ranging from managing finances to handling a loved one's care. Our social workers also connect patients with appropriate services in the community. We thank them for their advocacy and efforts on behalf of our patients.


AWARDS & HONORS

Rahil Briggs, PsyD

Rahil Briggs, PsyD, Director, Healthy Steps at Montefiore, has been named National Director of HealthySteps at the nonprofit organization ZERO TO THREE, based in Washington, DC. In this new role, Dr. Briggs will maintain a leadership position within Montefiore and Einstein, while broadening her mission to expand HealthySteps to needy communities across the United States.

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Academic General Pediatrics; Director, Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship; and Associate Professor, Pediatrics, was honored at the 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show. Supporting the theme of the show, "The Healing Power of Art," the contributions of 12 African American medical professionals from the area were recognized.

Montefiore's Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program

Montefiore's Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) received the Academic Pediatric Association's Health Care Delivery Award, which will be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in May.

CELEBRATING OUR HIP PROFESSIONALS

Montefiore is proud to celebrate our health information team during Health Information Professionals (HIP) week, March 18–24, 2018. This year's theme, "The Future Is Bright," highlights the growing contribution of these allied health professionals in ensuring the integrity, availability, accuracy, thoroughness and confidentiality of our clinical information and health information records. Their efforts translate to improved processes that enhance healthcare quality. Last year, Montefiore was recognized among the "most wired" hospitals by the Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association.


CLINICAL RESEARCH

MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

Our doctors at the ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION RESEARCH PROGRAM at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine are dedicated to finding new and improved treatment options for adults, 18–75 years of age, suffering from major depressive disorder.

Please call 718-920-2933 or email depression@montefiore.org to learn more about our current clinical trial opportunities.

Director: Eric Hollander, MD

EVENTS

ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF SHOSHANAH TRACHTENBERG FRACKMAN

"WHAT MATTERS MOST TO PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS"

Speaker: Amy Berman, RN, LNH, FAAN
Senior Program Officer of the John A. Hartford Foundation

Wednesday, March 7 | 4:00 PM
LeFrak Auditorium, Price Center/Block Research Pavilion

Reception to follow. This event also honors the investiture of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University.


RADIOLOGY RESIDENTS RESEARCH DAY

Attend the 11th Annual Radiology Resident Research Day, which showcases the accomplishments of young radiology investigators.

Wednesday, March 21 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Binswanger Auditorium, Moses Campus, Gold Zone, Main Floor


MONTEFIORE LEADS IN LGBTQ HEALTHCARE

Montefiore, a recognized leader in LGBTQ healthcare and workplace culture, is hosting the Associate LGBTQ & Ally Social. The New York City Gay Men's Chorus will perform and refreshments and appetizers will be served. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2I0iLOS.

Thursday, March 22 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Grand Hall, Moses Campus


MONTEFIORE MOSES CAMPUS 1199SEIU HEALTH FAIR

TAKING GOOD CARE OF OTHERS STARTS WITH SELF CARE.

Confidential screenings for : Cholesterol Diabetes Hypertension Body Mass Index (BMI)

*Open to associates with last names starting with M to Z

 Tuesday, March 6 | 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Grand Hall, Moses Campus

These screenings are open to all associates. 1199SEIU members can drop in. All other associates must register using the Wellness Portal at www.toyourhealth.montefiore.org.